Puneri Paltan make a terrific come back and stun Haryana Steelers
Pune: For the first time in the history of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League a team covered up fifteen points lead to beat its opponents today. Puneri Paltan one of the top teams of Vivo pro Kabaddi league made a stunning comeback and beat Haryana Steelers 33-35 in one the most thrilling matches of season 6.
It was a solid all-round effort by Puneri Paltan who picked up their game in the second half. Haryana Steelers were left ruing a disappointing second half performance. Sandeep narwal scored 7 points for Pune while GB More chipped in with 6 points. Monu Goyat got 11 points for Haryana but their second half performance let them down.
Monu opened Puneri Paltan’s account with a two-point raid in the first minute. Haryana Steelers leveled the match at 4-4 with a couple of raid points. Haryana Steelers tightened their grip on the match in the next few minutes as Vikas Kandola’s brilliant raid in the 9th minute inflicted an all out on Pune. Haryana enjoyed a healthy 15-point lead at the end of the first half.
There was a sense of complacency in Haryana’s performance in the second half as in 10 minutes they could score just three points. Puneri Paltan’s hopes of a comeback were ignited as they inflicted an all out in the 29th minute to trail 21-26.
Pune’s defence had a first half to forget as they could muster just two tackle points. At the start of the second half they picked the third tackle point to trail 10-24 after 24 minutes. A super tackle for forced by Sandeep Narwal from Puneri Paltan in the 25th minute proved beneficial as they attempted to reduce the point gap.
Puneri Paltan were in scintillating form in the second half as they inflicted an all out in the 36th minute to complete a sensational comeback. In the last five minutes, Haryana Steelers couldn’t come to terms with Puneri Paltan’s intensity. Puneri Paltan beat Haryana Steelers by 33-35 in a nail biting match.